[ExI] Michael Cohen​

Henry Rivera hrivera at alumni.virginia.edu
Thu Feb 28 16:35:43 UTC 2019

Spike, please. This seems hardly plausible. You sound paranoid. And comparing it to slavery? That comes off as pretty insensitive to the brutality that slavey was. 

I’m reminded that Warren Buffett, who is estimated to be worth more than $47 billion, called on Congress to commit to "shared sacrifice" and raise taxes on people earning more than $1 million. So there is even support for this among the filthy rich who realize they can maintain extravagant lifestyles even with larger tax rates on them. Progressive taxation minimally makes sense to a lot of people, even wealthier folks. I’m pretty sure your libertarian perspective supports no taxation, so this delineation between some taxation vs higher rates may not even make a difference to you I’d surmise.  

> On Feb 28, 2019, at 10:51 AM, <spike at rainier66.com> <spike at rainier66.com> wrote:
> Then why do we even bother, since it doesn’t raise much of anything?  Because the government can dilute its own currency.  So next year it applies to 20k Americans, and the year after that 200k, then 2 million, then pretty soon that 70% applies to anyone willing to work, and slavery is back and standing tall.

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